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Gender-Bending Fish Problem In Colorado Creek Mitigated By Treatment Plant Upgrade; 'A Canary In A Mine Shaft'
Boulder, Colorado - Jun 21, 2010 21:40 EST

Male fish are taking longer to be "feminized" by chemical contaminants that act as hormone disrupters in Colorado's Boulder Creek following the upgrade of a wastewater treatment plant in Boulder in 2008, according to a new study led by the...
 
Florida Waters Host Unusual Crowd Of Whale Sharks - Three Tagged By Marine Lab; 'Sara Is Wearing A Lot Of Jewelry Now'
Sarasota, Florida - Jun 19, 2010 21:54 EST

Ten whale sharks gathered Friday, June 18, about 23 miles offshore and southwest of Sarasota, giving Mote Marine Laboratory scientists a rare chance to satellite-tag three whale sharks in our own blue backyard. "People who have lived here 30 years...
 
Lawsuit Filed Against Bp On Behalf Of Scuba Diving Business; 'Taking A Double Hit'
Montgomery, Alabama - Jun 18, 2010 17:54 EST

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. has filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum ("BP") and several other companies with ties to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The firm represents Adventure Sports II, a SCUBA diving business, which has...
 
Researcher Suggests Retooling The Ocean Conveyor Belt; 'The Old Model Is No Longer Valid For Ocean Overturning'
Durham, North Carolina - Jun 18, 2010 17:17 EST

For decades, oceanographers have embraced the idea that Earth's ocean currents operate like a giant conveyor belt, overturning to continuously transport deep, cold polar waters toward the equator and warm equatorial surface waters back toward the poles along narrow boundary...
 
Oceanographers Call For More Oceanography In Antarctica, Suggest A 'Nested, Multi-Platform' Approach To Research
St. New Brunswick, New Jersey - Jun 18, 2010 17:11 EST

Rutgers' Oscar Schofield and five colleagues from other institutions have published in Science, calling for expanded ocean-observing in the Antarctic, particularly in the Western Antarctic Peninsula, or WAP. This mountainous arm of the continent stretches north toward South America. In their...
 
Noaa Conducts Tests To Determine Fate Of Whale Found Dead In Gulf Of Mexico; Not Found In Oiled Water
Washington, D.C. - Jun 17, 2010 15:22 EST

On Tuesday, June 15, the NOAA Ship Pisces reported a dead sperm whale floating 77 miles due south of the Deepwater Horizon spill site. NOAA is currently in the process of conducting thorough testing to determine the circumstances surrounding the...
 
Ultimate Leaping Sharks: 23rd Annual Shark Week Shows The Apex Predator As Never Before
Silver Spring, Maryland - Jun 17, 2010 14:56 EST

Off the coast of South Africa, massive one-ton great white sharks blast from the water at 25 mph, with almost no warning, to pull a sneak attack on the seals that congregate there. Ten years ago, Discovery Channel premiered AIR...
 
Young Marine Biologists Aim To Make A Difference With A Tour Of Papua New Guinea
Brisbane, Australia - Jun 16, 2010 23:36 EST

Eager to save shrinking fish stocks and shape the future of their field, two UQ marine biology graduates will soon dive headfirst into a tour of Papua New Guinea. Peter Waldie and Tane Sinclair-Taylor will join Oceanswatch International next month...
 
Scientists: Wild Sharks, Redfish Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria; 'These Fish Eat What We Eat'
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois - Jun 16, 2010 17:49 EST

Scientists have found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in seven species of sharks and redfish captured in waters off Belize, Florida, Louisiana and Massachusetts. Most of these wild, free-swimming fish harbored several drug-resistant bacterial strains. The study, published in the Journal of Zoo...
 
New Insights Into Volcanic Activity On The Ocean Floor; Broken Crust Does Not Always Produce Volcanic Eruptions
London, England - Jun 16, 2010 17:22 EST

New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions. The study, published today in the journal Nature, explains why some parts of the world saw massive volcanic eruptions...
 
Study: Cooler Pacific May Have Severely Affected Medieval Europe, North America; 'Warm Conditions Cause Increased Precipitation'
Miami, Florida - Jun 14, 2010 20:30 EST

In the time before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, a cooler central Pacific Ocean has been connected with drought conditions in Europe and North America that may be responsible for famines and the disappearance of cliff dwelling people in the...
 
Scientists Can Predict Almost To The Hour When The Reef-Building 'Rice Coral' Off Oahu Will Spawn
Manoa, Hawaii - Jun 13, 2010 17:39 EST

Scientists can predict almost to the hour when the reef-building "rice coral" off Oahu will spawn, but no one knows where the resulting floating coral larvae go. From June 11-16, 2010, the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Hawai'i at...
 
Smell Stereo: Mystery Solved Of How Sharks Can Smell A Drop Of Blood From Far Away
Tampa, Florida - Jun 10, 2010 15:25 EST

It's no secret that sharks have a keen sense of smell and a remarkable ability to follow their noses through the ocean, right to their next meal. Now, researchers reporting online on June 10th in Current Biology, a Cell Press...
 
A Tale Of Two Atolls: Researchers Study The Impact Of Fishing On Remote Coral Reefs
Palo Alto, California - Jun 10, 2010 14:36 EST

Coral reefs - kaleidoscopes of pink anemones and silver sharks - are the planet's most colorful ecosystems and among its most endangered, say marine scientists. As global warming raises ocean temperatures, many corals blanch and die, a phenomenon called 'coral bleaching.'...
 
Marine Scientists Call For A Worldwide System Of Very Large, Highly Protected Marine Reserves; 'National Parks At Sea'
Washington, D.C. - Jun 10, 2010 14:00 EST

More than 245 marine scientists from 35 countries are calling for the establishment of a worldwide system of very large, highly protected marine reserves as 'an essential and long overdue contribution to improving stewardship of the global oceanic environment.' While small...
 
First Definitive Guide To Borneo’s Sharks And Rays; 'It Is Important To Build The Local Knowledge'
Victoria, Australia - Jun 10, 2010 13:40 EST

Which island of South-East Asia has the most stingray species in the world? According to the new book Sharks and Rays of Borneo, the island of Borneo has 30 different stingrays: not surprising for the most biologically diverse region on...
 
Oceana: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Proves Deadly For Sea Turtles In Gulf Of Mexico; Oil 'Now Killing Endangered Species'
Washington, D.C. - Jun 10, 2010 09:34 EST

Oceana, the world's largest international ocean conservation organization, released a new report today that finds the Deepwater Horizon oil spill extremely dangerous for sea turtles inhabiting the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, sea turtles can become coated in oil or inhale...
 
Scientists: Hungry Grey Whales Face A 'Prey Crisis' As Food Sources Dry Up; 'There's Some Kind Of Anthropogenic Driver Involved'
Bath, U.K. - Jun 9, 2010 22:18 EST

Scientists from the University of Bath have reported a dramatic fall in the number of grey whale sightings in British Columbia and are investigating the reasons for the disappearance of one of their main sources of prey. The researchers, supported by...
 
Research: Crocodiles Ride Ocean Currents For Ocean Travel; 'These Crocodiles Are Poor Swimmers'
Brisbane, Australia - Jun 7, 2010 20:35 EST

The mystery of how the world's largest living reptile - the estuarine crocodile - has come to occupy so many South Pacific islands separated by huge stretches of ocean despite being a poor swimmer has at last been solved by...
 
Study: Coral Transplantation The Simple And Cheap Solution To Reef Restoration; Source Coral 'Like An Orchard Of Fruit Trees'
Kingston, Rhode Island - Jun 4, 2010 19:45 EST

It is a question asked by marine scientists from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Barrier Reef; how best to restore coral reefs and marine habitat once it has been damaged or even killed? Now research published in Restoration...
 
NOAA Report: Vieques Contamination Nothing Special, Comparable To The Region
Washington, D.C. - Jun 4, 2010 19:19 EST

NOAA scientists are reporting in a newly published study that the health of the marine environment of Vieques, Puerto Rico - the site of military training activities from 1941 to 2003 which included live bombing exercises on the eastern side...
 
Industry Group: Dr. Oz Gets It Wrong On Fish And Mercury; 'A Chaotic Bazaar Of Advice'
Washington, D.C. - Jun 3, 2010 13:44 EST

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) is publicly challenging Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the Dr. Oz Show, to correct a number of errors and distortions that he made concerning fish, nutrition and mercury on a recent episode of his show....
 
Additional 'Black Swan' Briefs Support Odyssey Marine Exploration's Legal Position In Appeal; 'National Security Ramifications'
Tampa, Florida - Jun 3, 2010 09:13 EST

Several additional appellate briefs and amicus briefs have been filed with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Odyssey Marine Exploration's "Black Swan" case. The filings support Odyssey's argument that the trial court erred in dismissing the case because the...
 
Arctic Ice At Low Point Compared To Recent Geologic History; 'Unmatched Over At Least The Last Few Thousand Years'
Columbus, Ohio - Jun 2, 2010 19:25 EST

Less ice covers the Arctic today than at any time in recent geologic history. That's the conclusion of an international group of researchers, who have compiled the first comprehensive history of Arctic ice. For decades, scientists have strived to collect sediment cores...
 
'Jaws: The Inside Story': New Tv Special Offers Behind-The-Sceens Stories, Exclusive Interviews From Spielberg, Dreyfuss
New York, New York - Jun 1, 2010 21:48 EST

BIO presents "Jaws: The Inside Story," a two-hour special that features an exclusive look at behind-the-scenes stories from those who know them best – the cast and crew. "Jaws: The Inside Story" premieres Wednesday, June 16 at 9PM ET/ 10PM...
 
Follow The Robotic Leader: Researcher Creates Artificial Fish The Leads The School
Brooklyn, New York - May 29, 2010 19:57 EST

Artificial intelligence? Done. Artificial leadership? Its origins may well be in the fish tanks and the algorithms in Maurizio Porfiri's Brooklyn laboratories at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly). Here the assistant professor of mechanical engineering, best known for...
 
Biologists Report How Whales Have Changed Over 35 Million Years; 'Major Players In Whatever Ecosystem They Are In'
Los Angeles, California - May 28, 2010 19:51 EST

Whales are remarkably diverse, with 84 living species of dramatically different sizes and more than 400 other species that have gone extinct, including some that lived partly on land. Why are there so many whale species, with so much diversity...
 
Florida Marine Lab Tags Two Whale Sharks; 'Unusual To Be Able To Tag Them Here Off The Florida Coast'
Sarasota, Florida - May 28, 2010 19:20 EST

Friday brought an unexpected surprise visit to the waters off Sarasota: two whale sharks cruising just offshore. Each was more than 20 feet long. The visit offered a rare opportunity for Mote Marine Laboratory scientists to outfit the sharks with...
 
Key West's Vandenberg Artificial Reef Celebrates First Birthday; 'It's Like A Big Party Going On'
Key West, Florida - May 28, 2010 18:09 EST

It took less than two minutes for the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg to reach the ocean bottom off Key West May 27, 2009, yet within a year it has bloomed into a timeless circle of life in the Florida Keys...
 
Study Begins On Air-Sea Exchanges And Their Influence On Climate; 'These Exchanges Are Not Well Understood'
Southampton, U.K. - May 28, 2010 17:56 EST

A two-year project, which will provide vital information on the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere and its influence on climate, begins this month. Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), University of Leeds, and the British Antarctic Survey...
 
Scientists: Temperature And Salt Levels Of The Western Mediterranean Are On The Increase
Madrid, Spain - May 27, 2010 14:41 EST

Spanish scientists have analysed the temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean Sea between 1943 and 2000 to study the evolution of each variable. Their research shows that, since at least the 1940s, the deep water has become progressively...
 
World's Largest Container Shipping Company Refuses To Ship At-Risk Marine Life; 'The Net Is Closing On Destructive Fisheries'
Auckland, New Zealand - May 27, 2010 14:18 EST

The world's largest container shipping company, Maersk, refuses to ship a number of at-risk marine species including several caught by New Zealand fisheries, reports Greenpeace. In response to the overfishing crisis facing our oceans, Maersk – which transports about 20...
 
Research: Distressed Damsels Stress Coral Reefs; 'It'S All About Real Estat--Places To Live'
Melbourne, Florida - May 27, 2010 14:12 EST

Damselfish are killing head corals and adding stress to Caribbean coral reefs, which are already in desperately poor condition from global climate change, coral diseases, hurricanes, pollution, and overfishing. Restoring threatened staghorn coral, the damsels' favorite homestead, will take the...
 
Volusia Country, Florida: Case Study Analyzes Why, Where And When Of World's Leading Shark Attack Site
Gainesville, Florida - May 26, 2010 22:30 EST

Shark attacks are most likely to occur on Sunday, in less than 6 feet of water, during a new moon and involve surfers wearing black and white bathing suits, a first of its kind study from the University of Florida...
 
Iron Fertilization Dead In The Water? Controversial Geoengineering Proposal Banned In US Climate Change Legislation
Miami, Florida - May 26, 2010 22:02 EST

Climate change legislation released by Senators John Kerry and Joseph Lieberman earlier this month delivered a major blow to ocean fertilization, a controversial geoengineering proposal. Language in the American Power Act essentially bans iron and urea fertilization, the dumping...
 
Palaeontologists Solve Mystery Of 500 Million-Year-Old Squid-Like Carnivore
Toronto, Ontario - May 26, 2010 22:00 EST

A study by researchers at the University of Toronto and the Royal Ontario Museum sheds new light on a previously unclassifiable 500 million-year-old squid-like carnivore known as Nectocaris pteryx. "We think that this extremely rare creature is an early ancestor of...
 
Researchers: Undersea Forces From Hurricanes May Threaten Gulf Pipelines; 'Hurricane Stress Is Quite Large'
Washington, D.C. - May 26, 2010 21:50 EST

Hurricanes could snap offshore oil pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico and other hurricane-prone areas, since the storms whip up strong underwater currents, a new study suggests. These pipelines could crack or rupture unless they are buried or their supporting...
 
Study: Shark Cartilage Shows No Benefit As A Therapeutic Agent For Lung Cancer; No 'Improvements In Survival'
Houston, Texas - May 26, 2010 21:43 EST

In the first scientific study of its kind, shark cartilage extract, AE-941 or Neovastat, has shown no benefit as a therapeutic agent when combined with chemotherapy and radiation for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, according to researchers at...
 
Endangered Status Sought For Bluefin Tuna: Species Already Imperiled By Fishing Has Gulf Spawning Grounds Hit By Oil Spill
San Francisco, California - May 25, 2010 22:54 EST

The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal scientific petition today to protect Atlantic bluefin tuna under the Endangered Species Act. Overfishing has erased more than 80 percent of the bluefin tuna in the North Atlantic compared to what the...
 
Palau Calls For International Moratorium On Shark Finning; Launches Photo Exhibition At UN
New York, New York - May 24, 2010 22:46 EST

The Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations, Ambassador Stuart Beck, today called upon the international community to impose a Moratorium on Shark Finning. At the commencement of the Meeting of the States Parties to the Fish Stocks Agreement,...
 


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